“A very well maintained character cottage in an acre of well tended gardens” - VisitEngland Assessor
West Chinnock, Somerset
Our Inspector's view
The self catering cottage is a delightful base from which to explore the beautiful Somerset countryside, visit Market Towns, and the five National Trust properties nearby. This is an ideal area with walking trails & cycling routes. There are many large private gardens in the area - which open to the public. All the villages nearby have excellent pubs or restaurants, where you can enjoy local produce and a friendly atmosphere.
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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